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. good morning, everyone on this tuesday, july 12, 2011. temperatures near triple digits. the skies are clear right now but that's a far cry from what we witnessed last night. check out what we captured on our tower cam as a fierce storm rolled into our area. it packed heavy rain and a vicious wave of lightning. also take a look at this. that lightning sparked a fire
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at this house in rockville. no one was hurt but we are told this is actually the second time in five years that same home has been damaged by lightning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons. can you imagine for the second time getting your house struck by lightning? >> that's tough. >> maybe i would move out of that house or something. anyway, it was pretty nasty last night. >> strong storms. woke me up. today's big debate in the weather center is whether to go with 99 or 100 for the high temperature. >> does it feel any different? >> i don't think so. you get the idea. extreme heat this afternoon. 78 at reagan national. 75 at baltimore. 18 in ocean city. no thanks. win chest -- 81 in ocean city. no thanks. winchester 73 degrees. we've got a blow off of the cloud cover associated with the storms still hanging in the area that will be with us for the morning hours.
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that may actually hold the temperature down a degree or two and keep us only in the upper 90s for daytime highs. we're not the only ones. i'm show you more on that in a little bit. the forecast partly cloudy, hot and humid. could be an isolated storm later today. most of us will be dry. we've got a heat advisory which goes into effect at noon. here's your temperature. 99 degrees. it won't feel that cool. >> the cooldown is coming. >> yes. >> thank you, tucker. some of the top stories this morning, baltimore city police issued an amber alert for an 8-year-old boy. darrick charles brown was with a group of kids when someone got out of a forward taurus, grabbeddened and threw him in the trunk before speeding off. 270 in clarksburg is back home after a main closed it down. repair crews are still on the scene even this morning. smoke and debris could be seen
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coming from a manhole. thankfully no one was injured during this. now to the debt talks. with time running out to raise the country's borrowing limit, president obama continues to push law make information a deal on the deficit. he hosted another round of negotiations with key members of both parties. fox's craig boswell shows us what happened. >> reporter: for itself third time -- for the third time since thursday, congress members sat down with president obama looking to hash out a deal on spending cuts. a few hours earlier during a press conference, the president was adamant but not accepting a short-term agreement. >> the things that i will not consider are on a 30-day or a 60-day or a 90-day or 180-day temporary stopgap resolution to this problem. >> reporter: the president wants $4 trillion in cuts over a decade along with tax
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increases on the nation's wealthiest beginning in 2013. he says the two sides must break the stalemate and allow a vote to raise the debt ceiling by august 2. >> if we don't raise the debt ceiling and we see a crisis of confidence in the markets and suddenly interest rates are going up. >> reporter: while both sides agree the debt ceiling must be raised, republicans say tax increases will not be part of the bargain. >> the last thing we should be doing right now at a time of 9.2% unemployment is enacting more government policies that will destroy jobs. >> reporter: g.o.p. leaders are insisting on spending cuts larger than the $2 trillion debt ceiling increase. >> two of the biggest obstacles to job growth that we face are out of crawl entitlement spending and the current tax code. >> reporter: democrats are refusing to go along with the republican proposal to overhaul medicare. president obama says members of his own party will have to be flexible on cuts to social
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services while republicans will have to bend on taxes. in washington, craig boswell, fox news. >> thanks. we have a new home run derby champion. the popular all-star break competition came down to boston's adrian gonzalez and robinson canno of the yankees. for a while it looked like gonzalez would take top hon ears but canno beat him by one run. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts right now. good morning on this tuesday. it is 4:30. we're taking a live look over washington, d.c. this morning. definitely much quieter out there than it was last night. good morning, everyone. i'm sarah sill pons. welcome to -- sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. tucker barnes is here. he's been very busy in the weather department. it was very busy last night for a lot of folks today.
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we're busy because it's going to be hot. >> hazy, hot and humid. the heat will be dangerous for a time this afternoon with a heat index pushing 105. this is one of those days we don't love these in summertime but we get them occasionally. i want to show you vipor. thunderstorms moving through last night. a lot of lightning, especially the shot live there from the tower cam last night. you can see the radar, shower activity out of here and off to the west, the showers are starting to fall apart there in west virginia. so generally good news here. i think we'll wake up with quiet conditions. not expecting any rain this morning. could be an isolated storm this afternoon. let's do the heat advisory. hazy, hot and humid. the heat advisory goes into effect at 12:00 noon to 8:00. the heat index will be pushing 100-plus later today. it will be extremely hot. the actual air temperature is likely to be in the upper 90s to a hundred for most of the area. currently 78 at ray dan
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national. 81 -- reagan national. 81% humidity. here's the forecast. hot, humid. afternoon high temperatures in the upper 90s. could be a late day thunderstorm bringing relief to one or two of us but most of the area just extremely hot. >> it will feel hotter than yesterday? >> yes. it will feel a little bit warmer than yesterday but yesterday was pretty uncomfortable. >> it was. we'll check in with you in a bit. interstate 270 in clarksburg is back open this morning after a gas main break shut it down for several hours during monday night's rush hour. the break happened along route 121 and we're told repair crews are still on the scene even this morning. dramatic video shows debris flying out of a manhole that was spewing some sort of smoke. no one was injured during this. officials say surrounding fakeds are safe. so -- surrounding neighborhoods are safe. so let's find out what's going on on the roadways. here's julie wright. >> there are crews continuing to work along 121 just east of
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270. you'll find 270 has been reopened as you travel between high yachtstown, 109, and traveling northbound from father hurley boulevard out of germantown. 270 is open in each direction. unfortunately from this particular camera, you can see the bright lights but there's something that's prohibiting us to see the rest of the roadway. there is one lane of traffic that is able to get by at this point. if you are traveling along 121, that's what you'll find just east of 27 0. again. 355 is an option but 270 remains open. 270 has been reopened. on the other side of town the beltway looks good approaching the georgetown pike headed towards tyson. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. we are following a developing story this morning. an amber alert issued statewide in maryland. police need your help finding
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an 8-year-old boy abducted while playing with a group of kids in baltimore. stacey cohan is in the newsroom with the details on this one. >> reporter: it is a frightening tale of a brazen abduction on the streets of baltimore. i need you to take a good look at this picture. baltimore city police say 8- year-old darrick brown, jr., was walking with a group of friends around 6:30 last night in the 300 block of gwynn avenue in baltimore. the vehicle looks very much like this one. it's a newer model light green ford taurus. it has a maryland license plate but police do not yet have the number on the plate. darrick was last seen wearing black shorts and a black t- shirt with a red and white rocket on the front. once again this happened in a neighborhood in southwest baltimore around 6:30 last night. no one has seen or heard from darrick since the abduction. anyone with information is urged to contact baltimore police.
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>> stacey, thank you. surveillance video led police to a 23-year-old woman accused in the brutal murder of a well known businesswoman. police say the two knew each other but still don't know what set off the rampage. ashley owens was seen inside the bladensburg store shortly before the murder. police say she confessed to stabbing the man with a box cutter, beating him with a chainsaw and stealing $2,000 in cash. she then alleged set the market on fire to try and cover up the crime. d.c. police have arrested a third man in the murder of robert foster, jr. the 43-year- old was shot to death on gresham road northwest on june 25 this after the caribbean festival parade was wrapping up. three others were wounded in that shooting. monday police arrested 19-year- old terrance bush of northeast. two others are also facing murder charges. a new trial date for redskins albert haynesworth. august 23, that is when haynesworth will go on trial for the misdemeanor sexual
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assault charges. he's accused of putting his credit card into a waitress' bra and fondling her. he denies the charges. the case carries a maximum six months in jail and $1,000 fine. in economic news this morning, president obama will meet again with congressional leaders today. he challenged them to return to the white house after meetings yesterday. despite the meeting with top lawmakers, they are still no closer to reaching a compromise on a plan to reduce the debt. president obama says he does not want a short-term extension insisting instead on a lon-term deal. -- on a long-term deal. >> the things that i will not consider are a 30-day or a 6 on- day or -- 6 on-day or a 90-day or 180-day temporary stopgap resolution to this problem. >> both sides agree they must cut the deficit over the next
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decade. but democrats want some new tax revenues along with those cuts. republicans don't. they will be back at the white house today and every day this week trying to agree on a deal. now to the attacks on the u.s. embassy in syria. angry mobs ransacked the embassy. they broke windows, tore letters off the front and spray painted messages like the american ambassador is a dog. the attacks follow a visit by the u.s. ambassador to a protest city last week. syrian official television inside of the attack and secretary clinton says the president of syria has lost legitimacy. >> president assad is not indispensable and we have absolutely nothing invested in him remaining in power. our goal is to see that the will of the syrian people for a democratic transforparticipation occurs. >> the u.s. is demanding compensation for the damage. it wasn't the only embassy
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target. the french embassy was also attacked yesterday. we're following breaking news out of afghanistan. a high profile assassination. we'll have the breaking details coming up next. plus, remembering a former first lady. details of services set for later today to remember the late betty ford. stay with us. it is now 4:37. q allergens can be found on everyday hard surfaces inside your home. lysol disinfecting wipes remove more than 95% of allergens. and lysol disinfectant spray kills the source of mold allergens. helping your family thrive during allergy season. empty nest, new kitchen, new us? who are we?
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3q a little french's brings a whole lot of's cy in every bottle. french's. happy starts here. we have breaking news just into the fox 5 newsroom. the brother of afghan president karzai was assassinated. he was killed in his home in southern afghanistan. he's been the target of assassination attempts before. former british prime minister gordon brown says he is shocked by allegations that reporters have to personal
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information. there's also growing pressure if news corps shareholders in the u.s. they're filing suit. the suit says news corps failed to properly oversee the news of the world tabloid which shut down on sunday. news corps owner rue purt murdoch acknowledged e-mails were being hacked without permission. a private funeral service will be held today in california for former first lady betty ford. she'll be remembered at st. margaret's episcopal church of palm desert. first lady michele will be attending and former first ladies nancy reagan, rosslyn carter and hillary clinton. later the public will have a chance to sea goodbye as mrs. ford will lie in repose at the church. her casket will travel to grand rapids, michigan for burial on thursday. the only space walk planned during atlantis' final visit to the international space station is scheduled to begin in about
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four hours. they spent the day unloading a year's worth of supplies using the robotic arm. astronauts will spend an extra day at the space station. the shuttle is in good shape and a piece of space debris is no longer a threat for today's space walk. today's space walk by the way is actually being done by two astronauts that had already been at the space station. we continue to monitor metro for you with more news about escalators. but don't worry this time. some good news here. it's more than a decade in the making. we'll have details on that coming up next. hot and humid. that's the forecast for today. our high temperatures will be near 100. i'll have the details on that and julie wright will have a look at your on-time traffic in just a couple minutes. all the traffic on your carpet really adds up, leaving behind ground-in dirt and odors that vacuuming alone can't tackle. but with resolve high traffic foam,
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pool. >> it's hot right now. it will be hot for the pool. the pavement heats up around the pool. let's get to it and talk about yesterday quickly. yesterday in the mid-90s at reagan national. the high temperature was 95 degrees. dulles was 94. bwi marshal relatively cool 93. just kidding. later today even warmer than that. we have a heat advisory which goes into effect at 12:00 noon and will be in effect till 8:00 tonight. hazy, hot and humid conditions. could be an isolated storms but counties orange, the heat index is expected to be 105-plus later today. the heat likely to be dangerous out there for a time this afternoon. so really plan on taking it easy out there as we're just not going to get much in the way of relief. i think it will take tonight and as we get into tomorrow, things should gradually start to improve across the area. another morning with temperatures in the 70s. no thank you. 78 at reagan national. 79 at leonard town. 77 right now in annapolis. you know the thunderstorm activity that came through
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didn't bring a lot of relief to most of the area here. just increased the humidity. martinsburg 78 and hagerstown 77 degrees. let's look at the satellite radar together. i don't have a lot to show you. most of the shower and thunderstorm activity is long gone. there you go. cloud cover holding tough. it's blowing off from the storms to our west. that's why we have a little cloud cover. i think the clouds will hold true here for the morning hours. we should see plenty of sunshine during the course of the day. the actual frontal system is well off to the north and west. when it gets in here starting later today, the leading edge of it, it could spark off showers and thunderstorms although the real cool air is still well off to the north and west. it won't start to get in here tomorrow. you'll first notice the atmosphere drying out a bit and the temperatures will cool as we get into tomorrow and certainly by thursday. >> partly cloudy, hot and humid. could be an isolated storm late. 99 the actual air temperature. you push the humidity on it and we've got a heat advisory for
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105-plus for the heat index. partly cloudy, mild, could be an early store. 77 the overnight low. 92 tomorrow. so it does get better and then thursday, friday and saturday look fabulous. less humidity. highs in the mid-80s. that's julie wright weather friday and saturday. speaking of julie wright. she has the latest on your traffic. we're still talking about the gas main break which occurred yesterday and really tied up our commute along 270. let me just reassure folks this morning that 270 has been reopened between 109 and father hurley boulevard. so 270 proper open for business this morning. however, northbound 270 coming from germantown to exit eastbound on 121, that ramp remains closed. so we're talking about the ramp that would exit here at 121 and continue eastbound. that remains closed. we do have one lane that remains blocked here, the far right lane. you can see in the distance some cones here and see the crews that are continuing to work here in the distance. so again on the eastbound side coming from 270 in the
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direction of 355, the right lane is closed and off of the ramp northbound 270 to eastbound 121, that ramp remains closed. westbound is open and 270 itself is open for business this morning. south of 109 continuing down towards mba. we'll show you what else is happening. 66 nice and quiet. no problems coming inbound from fair oaks. light travel from annandale and merryfield. we're monitoring metro this morning. we have some good news for riders. there is a new escalator at the foggy bomb station. the first new one in more than a decade actually. fox 5's wisdom martin shows us why this is such a significant development to riders. >> reporter: at the foggy bottom metro, having a working escalator is a big deal. >> it's working so that's awesome. it's an exciting thing. >> to have the escalators work is a good thing. >> reporter: having a brand new
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escalator is an even bigger deal. >> it was kind of cool. it was something new for us. we pay a lot of money to ride the metro so i figured it would help us out but i don't think a lot of people knew it. >> reporter: it's the first brand new escalator in the entire metro system in more than 15 years. >> you don't think people are going to get excited about something like this. it'sen escalator but for people at foggy bomb who have been dealing with this day in and day out with escalators that have been unreliable. >> reporter: broken escalators have been a problem for years. flash back to october 30, 2010. several people were injured when the brakes failed at la 'fante plaza. >> the preventive maintenance that would have kept the units going a little longer wasn't done, wasn't done at the appropriate time. >> reporter: now as part of the project metro forward, $150 million has been set aside to repair and replace escalators over the next few years. >> we're putting in not the lowest bid kind of escalators. we're putting necessary came
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laters that are rugged, industrial sheng t. >> reporter: for metro passengers, any movement is a step in the right direction. >> it's nice. it's better than walking up it for sure. it's smooth. i like it. >> we're in a hole. we're digging out of it. it's going to take some time. it's going to take a couple of years to get us back to where we want to be but we are making progress and that's what today indicates. >> reporter: reporting at the foggy bomb metro, wisdom martin, fox 5 news. >> foggy bomb will get two more new escalators, a staircase and a canopy. by the way, the 588 metro escalators, about 100 were out of service as of monday. if you want to help us monitor metro, all you have to do is take a picture for us. snap a shot of anything maybe that looks not right, maybe it's broken and causing a problem and send it to fox 5 metro at g virginia verizon customers will no longer automatically get the white pages. the state approved to waive the
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delivery. you can request a free printed copy. it will also be available online. it will save about 16,000 tons of waste. the jobs report striking new concerns about the u.s. economy. the jobless rate is now about 9 p.r.c. and -- 9% and it may be a while before that percentage goes down. melanie alnwick has the details now. >> reporter: jessica johnson who's running her family's new york security business says it's not easy to be an employer right now. >> it's much harder than i thought it would be, even though i grew up in the business knowing the day-to-day operations, what was required, the number of checks you have to write and the responsibility for employees was very overwhelming when i first came into the business. >> reporter: her company is hiring she says. uncertain about taxes and regulations keeps the security bureau from expanding even pore. >> there's so much uncertainty on how it's going to be executed, what the expectation
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is of employers and what the expenses will be that we don't know how to plan long-term beyond 2012. >> reporter: uncertainty and lack of sales are the main holdup to companies bringing more people on board. tom donahue, c.e.o. of the u.s. chamber of commerce says there are several things capitol hill can do to get america back in gear. some you've heard before. others are a bit more controversial like hiking the gas tax for the first time in 18 years. donahue says the revenue has dwindled and many people could be put to work rebuilding our infrastructure. >> and under these circumstances it's not unreasonable to suggest that we phase in a modest increase in the gas tax over time. >> reporter: and stop spending tax dollars to keep people in homes they can't afford. donahue said stopping up foreclosures fast is the best way to let the housing market recover. right next to uncertainty, the survey found business owners are most concerned by america's
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debt. the chamber strongly believes we can't cut the credit lines yet. >> congress needs to raise the debt ceiling and it must do so without delay. it's an unfortunate reality but it must be done. fame lure to do -- failure to do so with have grave consequences for main street businesses and for every family in this country. >> reporter: melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. coming up, a real slugfest in the homeland derby last night. it came down to a battle between two rivals. we'll show you who came out on top. it's now 4:54. [ mom ] can a little bowl of cereal change your life? i think it can. one of the challenges for kayla being gluten-free is actually finding choices the whole family will love. then we discovered chex cereals. five flavors of chex are gluten-free, including the honey nut flavor, and that's amazing to a mom like me. as a parent you don't want to have to tell your kids
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derby. look who was throwing for boston's adrian gonzalez? manny acta. this would be another rivalry. gonzalez would make it to the final round against robinson cano. the yankees second baseman wins it. winner of the home run derby. >> tyler was presented with his jersey on sunday by general manager mike rizzo. the first time all-star had impressive numbers. he's pitched 60-plus innings. we're now 119 days into the n.f.l. lockout. many expected an agreement to get done in the sex seven to
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ten days. -- in the next seven to ten days. training camps are scheduled to open in about two weeks. good news. right now the rookie wage scale free agency rules and benefits for retired players are slowing the process. >> let's hope the rumors are true that they're getting rn to the stunning comeback by u.s. women's world cup team. >> an incredible team. beth parker has a look at our very local hometown hero. >> reporter: 14-month-old owen is moving fast. he can already say the word "ball" but his family is saying or yelling now is go ali. >> going to win it for the u.s.a. here. >> reporter: ali krieger bought this jersey for little owen. she's a prince william native who helped her team in the
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women's world cup sunday. kristen was yelling so loudly, she frightened baby owen. >> my mom and i jumping and screaming. it was very exciting and a fun time. >> reporter: brunner played soccer with ali as kids. that's ali in the bottom left. her dad is the coach. >> it's almost surreal to say, you know, i played with her. so it's exciting. >> reporter: when ali played here at forest park, she was gatorade virginia player of the year and took her team to the state quarter finals. her coach knew the first time he saw her play that she was something special. >> once in a lifetime type of talent that you go thank you, i'm glad to have you. >> reporter: david coached ali from 2001 to 2003 at forest park high school. >> it was almost faster with the ball on her feet than she was running straight up. it was that kind of a talent. >> reporter: krieger played at penn state. she's overcome a broken leg and a blood clot. >> having the ability to make the national team, it's almost, you

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